Happy Memorial Day! Sunshine, Lavender Shortbread, And Hummers At The Lavender Farm

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Happy Memorial Day!! We hope you are enjoying making special memories with you family and friends! We are OPEN and serving samples of my favorite Lavender Lemon Honey Shortbread, with a delicious home-made flavor with the addition of lavender, lemon and honey! Yummy!! Also, serving samples of our Lavender Mint Medley Tea. Drop by to stroll through our lavender farm and wildflower section that is bursting into gorgeous blooms of Papaver, Iceland Poppies & California Poppies, Shasta Daisy, Blue Flax, and Lupine!  Hood River Wildflowers

One of our customers favorite attractions, and my favorite pass time on warm sunny afternoons, is to sit on our patio and gaze across our lavender garden at Mt.Hood and watch our hummers dance “crazily” around the two feeders!  When these little creatures catch the eyes of children and their parents, they are drawn to the patio to watch, and enjoy their crazy, intense dancing about 🙂  These high energy, delightful little creatures are extremely loved and photographed by our customers and myself.  IMG_0635

We have three different varieties that frequently visit our lavender farm, Rufous “Selasphorus rufus”, Anna’s “Calypte anna”, and Ruby-throated “Archilochus colubris” Hummingbird.  Rufous hummers are extremely “feisty”, and outfly all other species, and usually get their way at the feeders! We love these delicate, delightful, high-energy lil’ creatures!

 

 

 


Natural Pet Care “Precious Pet Salve”

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We just dropped off an order of our newest product “Precious Pet Salve” at Gorge Dog in Hood River! We are very excited about this healing salve for our Precious Pets! It is All Natural and Pet safe!


This amazing product was formulated after many requests from our customers for a healing product for pets. Precious Pet Salve is very healing, and we have used this on our own dogs for everything from scrapes to a nasty neck wound from a wild coyote attack! Our Jack Russell was attacked, during the day while he was tethered in our front yard, next to his kennel… that’s probably what saved his life! Joe found him inside his kennel with a large wound on his neck, and we rushed him to the Vet. He received a shot of antibiotics, and we proceeded to care for his wound, cleaning it daily with lavender essential oil,  and applying our shea butter salve, and wrapping it in gaze & medical tape. He looked like a ninja dog 🙂 In 6-8 weeks his wound was healed.

Our Precious Pet Salve is formulated with unrefined Shea Butter, Mango Butter, and our Lavender Essential Oil along with our Helichrysum Immortelle, and Clary Sage, and other powerful healing oils, and essential oils with natural antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It moisturizes and encourages rapid healing, and stimulates cellular regeneration, increasing blood flow to wounds, minor cuts, abrasions, dry skin, hot spots, eczema, dermatitis and burns, also helps alleviate pain and itching. Helps calm down anxious pets and hydrate the skin. Precious Pet Salve is made in small batches, and is to be used liberally on the affected areas. Store in a cool area, as it will melt at hot temperatures. This amazing Salve has an earthy aroma from the lavender, Immortell, Clary Sage, Lemon, Cedarwood, Oakmoss etc., that helps prevent further licking and biting of the irritated area on your Precious Pet 🙂 Don’t let your pet suffer ….

 

This question was asked by one of our customers: “Can this salve be ingested by animals? Some will want to lick the salve when you spread it on their sore.”

Thanks for your email. Yes, it is pet safe if they lick it. If they ate the whole tin at one time it may loosen them up a bit, but just licking it when applied to the affected surface, should be fine. This amazing Salve has an earthy aroma from the lavender essential oil and other essential oils that helps prevent further licking and biting of the irritated area on your Precious Pet 🙂  All natural butters and oils are used in our pet care formulas, but often products on the market will use other synthetic or petroleum carriers. You can warm the salve up in your palm to make it more liquid if that helps apply it to the animals skin. May your precious pets be healthy, we all LOVE them!

Splendid Sunday Relaxing In The Garden

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It was a calm, peaceful day and many folks came out to visit and enjoy the beautiful fruit trees in bloom. Lavender plants were purchased for landscaping their homes and businesses. People enjoyed strolling around our garden, laying down in the lawn :), greeting our Lab Sadie, and blowing bubbles.  I enjoyed watching a father and his 2 year old daughter blow bubbles and laugh together for about an hour! Lovely & sweet!

An artist from Sisters also visited our lavender farm, sitting under our Arbor, enjoying the calm garden, she captured the beauty of nature on her canvas.

A lot of people relaxed on the patio, sipping on Lavender Mint Tea,  slowing down a few minutes to bask in the calming serene Sunday, while birds sang sweetly, with hummingbirds dancing around their feeder. True quality time happened, and special memories were made!! This is what Life is all about! Thankful!! I do love my job!